Julia Folz is a PhD Candidate at the Cognitive Psychology unit under the supervision of Dr. Mariska Kret. After graduating from Heidelberg University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2016, she decided to focus on the investigation of neural mechanisms underlying human behaviour and started her Master’s degree in Neuro-cognitive Psychology at LMU Munich. In her Master’s project at the MPI of Psychiatry in Munich, Julia studied the dynamics of real-time social interaction on multiple levels (i.e. behavior, gaze, subjective experience, neural oscillations), which she successfully completed in 2018. Complying with her great interest in both Social and Affective Neuroscience, her PhD project in the CoPAN lab now allows Julia to look at mimicry of subtle emotional expressions in social interactions and to explore its relation to deficient emotion recognition in patients with autism and social anxiety disorder.
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